Foyers are typically owned and run by Registered Social Landlords. A Foyer is an integrated learning and accommodation centre providing safe and secure housing, support and training for young people aged 16-25.
In exchange for a personalised service, young people entering a Foyer are expected to actively engage in their own development and make a positive contribution to their local community. This ‘deal’ is a defining characteristic of the Foyer approach.
The nature of this exchange depends very much on the individual, where they have come from, the barriers they are facing and their aspirations for the future.
It often means picking up the threads of education, developing skills for independence and encouraging greater resilience to overcome barriers. It can also mean rebuilding family relationships, overcoming mental health issues or developing stronger self confidence and self belief.
In placing young people at the heart of a flexible ‘deal’, which in the case of Foyers is expressed through a formal contract, it affords them the tools they need to take responsibility for their future and helps them to secure lasting personal and social change.